A calf checks out geese at the 2017 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Sheep, chickens, cows, pigs, and more are shown by 4-H and FFA members this week at the Washington County Fair.

For each species there are different classes. Prairie Pride and County Council 4-H member Morgan Brinning will be showing pigs in the swine show Wednesday morning and she explains it takes weeks, if not months, of preparation to get a pig ready, “We wash and walk our pigs every day, feed them twice a day, and we just have to break them to make sure they’re ready to perform as well as we want them at fair. We start usually a couple months before fair. I mean, they’re still growing up so we still have to make sure that they get to the weight that they want. But as they start getting older we can start taking them on walks and getting them ready.”

The annual livestock auction will be held at 9 a.m. Friday. Visit KCIIRadio.com to see results from the livestock shows and listen to KCII for live broadcasts from the Big Red Radio on the fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.